Steven McClelland

Interim Director of the Christensen Family Center for Innovation

Steve is passionate about products and technology. He loves building teams and inspiring creativity. He co-founded a Boston-based, internet consulting company that designed and built solutions for clients ranging from content management to cache-routing systems. He moved to San Francisco in 2004 to join a second startup, Citizen Sports. He served in many roles there, including head of engineering, chief architect, and VP of User Experience. Citizen Sports made mobile and social sports applications for iOS, Android, and Facebook. Citizen Sports was acquired by Yahoo! In 2010, where he ultimately served as VP of Product Management focused on content and personalization. Steve joined Twitter in 2016 as Director of Product Management, managing product teams in onboarding new customers, native and web clients, and publishing platforms. Steve returned to Duke in 2017 where he now serves at the Interim Director of the Christensen Family Center for Innovation in Duke’s Engineering school.

Contact Information


  • B.S.E. Duke University, 1995

Courses Taught

  • SCISOC 290: Topics in Science & Society
  • ISS 290: Special Topics in Information Science + Studies
  • I&E 290: Special Topics
  • HOUSECS 59: House Course
  • EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering
  • EGR 102L: Design to Deliver
  • EGR 101L: Engineering Design and Communication

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